Jessie J, Lana Del Rey, & Jack White for Hackney Big Weekend

plus Michael Kiwanuka,, Deadmau5, and many more

By Scott Williams | Published: Fri 3rd Feb 2012

BBC Radio 1's Hackney Weekend 2012 - Jessie J
Photo credit: Chris Mathews

BBC Radio 1's Hackney Weekend 2012

Saturday 23rd to Sunday 24th June 2012
Hackney Marshes, London, England MAP
Daily capacity: 50,000

There's been a host of new additions announced for the BBC Radio 1's Hackney Weekend, the annual free music festival to be held in east London in the run-up to the 2012 Olympics.

Jessie J
The new additions (in alphabetical order) are Andy C, Bombay Bicycle Club, Calvin Harris, Chase & Status, Dappy, David Guetta, DBanj, Deadmau5, DJ Fresh, Ed Sheeran, Emeli Sande, Eric Prydz, Flux Pavilion, Doctor P, Jack White, Jessie J, Labrinth, Lana Del Rey, Magnetic Man, Maverick Sabre, Michael Kiwanuka, Nero, Professor Green, Rizzle Kicks, Sub Focus, Swedish House Mafia, Taio Cruz, The Maccabees, The Ting Tings,, and Wretch 32.

The free event will take place at Hackney Marshes, East London on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June 2011, and will have more than double the capacity of previous Big Weekends, and will feature six stages of music for 100,000 people. Artists already confirmed are Florence & the Machine, Leona Lewis, Plan B, and Tinie Tempah, with over 100 international and UK artists, bands and DJs appearing in total. For the line-up details, as available please click here

The Big Weekend is run in a different location within the United Kingdom each time. It is the biggest free live music event in the UK and always includes a host of new artists.

Tickets will be free and are obtained through a lottery. Further announcements about tickets will be made over the coming months. The majority of the tickets for BBC Radio 1's Hackney Weekend 2012 are being allocated to people living in Hackney and the surrounding boroughs.

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